Planned Parenthood Responds to Video of Sex Abuse, Abortion Coverup
by Steven Ertelt
February 24, 2010
Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) — Planned Parenthood officials are responding to the latest video showing the nation’s largest abortion business covering up a potential case of statutory rape and urging a teenage girl to violate the state’s parental involvement law. The video is the tenth showing a Planned Parenthood center engaged in such activities.
The video shows a Planned Parenthood counselor telling a purportedly 14-year-old girl to not divulge how a 31-year-old man impregnated her.
Teri Huyck, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, disputed the video yesterday and said the agency take laws requiring it to report cases of sexual abuse very seriously.
Huyck, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, claims the video is inaccurate because only part of it has been released to the public. She promised an internal review of the video if Live Action president Lila Rose, who posed as the teenager in question, would release it.
Rose told the newspaper her group typically releases the full videos to state officials for their own investigation and that she would release it to local authorities in a few days.
Huyck claimed the video is "inaudible" and "heavily edited" and "just doesn’t provide enough factual information to tell us what actually happened."
She also said, according to the Madison State Journal, that "assuming this patient gave us her name, we would report it" to officials.
"The so-called patient in this case did not provide identifying information. In fact, she refused," the Planned Parenthood official said. "It would’ve been difficult if not impossible to make any kind of report."
But Live Action spokesman David Schmidt said Huyck is "making a false statement" because Planned Parenthood had the teenager’s alleged full name and age at the time.
"Planned Parenthood responded by claiming that they would have reported the sexual abuse to police as required by law except that our undercover investigator didn’t give them her name," Schmidt said. "One big problem, we did give first name, last name, and date of birth and yet Planned Parenthood failed to do their legal duty."
Live Action provided footage on its web site of Rose providing the information Huyck said she needed to report the sexual abuse.
"This proves that Planned Parenthood of Wisconsins CEO Teri Huyck was making a false statement and that they failed to report sexual abuse as required by law," Schmidt said.
Milwaukee County Deputy District Attorney Kent Lovern told the Milwaukee newspaper that his office would need more information before determining if the video warranted an investigation.
The video also shows Planned Parenthood staff coaching the girl on how to obtain an abortion without her parent’s consent — in violation of Wisconsin state law.
After hearing the girl is allegedly 14 and her boyfriend is "much older," the new video shows the Planned Parenthood counselor saying whether the statutory rape will be reported to authorities "depends on the person you’re disclosing that information to."
When the girl says that her boyfriend is 31, the counselor tells her, "You don’t have to say anything" about the statutory rape and instructs her, "Just give them the information that’s needed."
The counselor also confirms that the 31- year-old "boyfriend" will be paying for the abortion the actor posing as the underage minor is allegedly seeking.
In Wisconsin, state law spells out that sexual relations between an adult and a minor under the age of 16 is a felony and health care professionals are required to report such cases to law enforcement immediately. The law specifically includes abortion providers in the reporting requirement.
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